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Jan 27, 2013 6:00am PST
and bacteria, make the job of cleaning and disinfecting hospitals even more challenging. so johns hopkins hospital in baltimore, maryland, has implemented a high-tech approach investing in two pairs of state-of-the-art robots to disinfect i.c.u. rooms. the robots spew vapors of hydrogen per oxide. we hear that super bugs are so hard to kill. it's incredible that hydrogen per oxide can kill them. >> the concentration that is required is very high and toxic. >> reporter: i see. infectious disease specialist dr. trish pearl. hydrogen per oxide isn't what you put on your cuts. >> exactly. that's 2%. this is 35%. >> reporter: dr. pearl has studied how well the robots work against super bugs. >> they actually are highly effective. >> reporter: she found a 90% reduction in the room and a 60% decrease in transmission from one patient to the next. >> oh, it changes culture because we could look at people and say, this room is essentially sterile now. >> reporter: that is perhaps more important now than ever. a deadly strain of bacteria recently made headlines when there was an outbreak of the supe
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